The couch thread

Topics without replies are pruned every 365 days. Not moderated.

Moderator: Dux

User avatar
WildGorillaMan
Sergeant Commanding
Posts: 9951
Joined: Wed Jan 07, 2009 9:01 pm

Re: The couch thread

Post by WildGorillaMan »

Nothing we didn't already know, but it does sort of cement the reality of it.
Image
You'll Hurt Your Back

basically I'm Raoul Duke trying to fit into a Philip K. Dick movie remake.

User avatar
WildGorillaMan
Sergeant Commanding
Posts: 9951
Joined: Wed Jan 07, 2009 9:01 pm

Re: The couch thread

Post by WildGorillaMan »

If only there had been anyone who had known. Anyone who said "everything Reebok touches turns to shit." Anyone who warned that it would turn into a giant shitshow and the affiliates would be the ones to get fucked.

Oh, that's right. It was us. And we did.
Image
You'll Hurt Your Back

basically I'm Raoul Duke trying to fit into a Philip K. Dick movie remake.

User avatar
baffled
Sergeant Commanding
Posts: 8745
Joined: Fri Dec 04, 2009 5:56 pm

Re: The couch thread

Post by baffled »

sanitized reality wrote:First photo upload from the new $1000 babysquatting cert

Image
That's a big fucking baby on the right.
"Gentle in what you do, Firm in how you do it"
- Buck Brannaman

Gin Master
Sgt. Major
Posts: 3024
Joined: Fri Aug 29, 2008 2:41 am

Re: The couch thread

Post by Gin Master »

WildGorillaMan wrote:If only there had been anyone who had known. Anyone who said "everything Reebok touches turns to shit." Anyone who warned that it would turn into a giant shitshow and the affiliates would be the ones to get fucked.

Oh, that's right. It was us. And we did.
What do you mean turns to shit? This union was a corporate Pos Party.

User avatar
Shafpocalypse Now
Lifetime IGer
Posts: 21258
Joined: Fri Feb 04, 2005 11:26 pm

Re: The couch thread

Post by Shafpocalypse Now »

Today I am sitting back and marveling at the monstrosity that @F has become. 5 years before Glassman put CF.com on the web, there was too little internet. 5 years after, there was too much internet. CF came about via a perfect storm and GG rode that wave like some kind of zen surfing master into wealth and influence. It wouldn't happen today.

Of course, it's critical mass it too big right now to fail.

Jonny Canuck
Gunny
Posts: 724
Joined: Thu Dec 22, 2011 2:28 am
Location: Spokanada

Re: The couch thread

Post by Jonny Canuck »

Just saw that the Scam of Fitness has a RBK box set up at the Superbowl. Noticed in the background outside the Dan Patrick show area.

User avatar
Cave Canem
Top
Posts: 1377
Joined: Tue Jun 15, 2010 10:24 pm
Location: Somebody's dog house somewhere.

Re: The couch thread

Post by Cave Canem »

RBK must be all in on this.
Tantum validus superstes

User avatar
Cave Canem
Top
Posts: 1377
Joined: Tue Jun 15, 2010 10:24 pm
Location: Somebody's dog house somewhere.

Re: The couch thread

Post by Cave Canem »

We, the CrossFit affiliates and CrossFitters are affecting the fitness economy.I spent many years in large corporation big boxes as a personal trainer, Fitness Director and Club Manager. (Bally's, 24 Hour Fitness, etc) Until recently, and recently being the past 3 years, the big boxes always increased their rates in January. They never offer specials or discounted rates in January. There wasn't any reason. It's New Years and the consumers and their resolutions are going to be coming in the door in droves! We hired a few extra sales councilors and we sold memberships and training like crazy. Management raised my PT budget every January. It's January, people are going to walk in the door and they will pay high retail plus enrollment fee, plus processing fee. Now it is 2012, there are 2 Crossfit affilites in the community taking memebrs from the 2 local big boxes and the big boxes have discounted their monthly dues down to $19.95! They have placed sandwich boards on the curb advertising "NO ENROLLMENT FEE". ALL of the big boxes in the 2 counties we operate in are discounting rates in January. That was totally unheard of 3-4 years ago. What happened? CrossFit and its effect on the market place. The big boxes are watching their membership base erode, losing members to CrossFit, kettlebell studios, etc.
The arrogance of this statement is astounding. Could @fit get a few of the cost conscious members away from a Bally's, et al ? Probably, but how long would would they last. I think the author has forgotten the explosion in Planet Fatness, Retro Fitness, and other new large franchises that are truly driving the prices down.
A local chain/franchise is not going to drop their prices from $29.95 per month to $19.95 to compete with $150-$200/month @fit.
In a 1.5 mile stretch of highway here, there is an independent high end commercial gym (that is still $100 cheaper per month than any local @fit), a Synergy, a new Retro Fitness, Bally's, a new Planet Fatness and a @fit. The @fit is doing ok serving the niche market but the parking lots are full at Retro and PF to the detriment of the other gyms.
Tantum validus superstes

User avatar
Dan Martin
Top
Posts: 1897
Joined: Fri Apr 28, 2006 2:14 pm

Re: The couch thread

Post by Dan Martin »

Will Reebok address over-training and its resultant illness and injury?
Shomer Shabbos.

User avatar
powerlifter54
Sergeant Commanding
Posts: 7973
Joined: Wed Jan 05, 2005 5:46 pm
Location: TX

Re: The couch thread

Post by powerlifter54 »

My observation is @fit is leaking into other gyms, and not in a good way. Maybe it is the injuries, the cost, or the need to stay up with the newest board short and footwear fashion trends. Whatever it is i was stuck in a snap fitness last week in the hinterlands. Was able to muck my way through the curl rack with the 8 inch seperation between fixed pin heights, folks doing db presses off a cheap yoga balls, and the like. What is a growing problem is the @fit refugee doing treadmill walking with a weight vest, plyos onto aerobic boxes (Reebok circle of life...?), and the vibrams douche with his headphones cord trailing him as he does 135 full squat cleans and pullups supersetted inside the cable crossover area.
Last edited by powerlifter54 on Mon Jan 30, 2012 6:53 pm, edited 1 time in total.
"Start slowly, then ease off". Tortuga Golden Striders Running Club, Pensacola 1984.

"But even snake wrestling beats life in the cube, for me at least. In measured doses."-Lex

User avatar
WildGorillaMan
Sergeant Commanding
Posts: 9951
Joined: Wed Jan 07, 2009 9:01 pm

Re: The couch thread

Post by WildGorillaMan »

Just because Lululemon has a yoga studio in some of their stores that's no Proof Of Concept that you can float a gym on nothing but apparel sales.

And Shaf, unless Couch has been writing big checks to Obama's reelection fund in no way is @fit "Too Big To Fail." when the Bok realizes that they fucked up the whole thing will be swept under the rug faster than you can say "Stepaerobics."
Image
You'll Hurt Your Back

basically I'm Raoul Duke trying to fit into a Philip K. Dick movie remake.

Mountebank
Sgt. Major
Posts: 3439
Joined: Mon Mar 23, 2009 6:59 pm
Location: Somewhere else

Re: The couch thread

Post by Mountebank »

Cave Canem wrote:RBK must be all in on this.
Just take one look at www.Reebok.com now. They are absolutely betting all of their chips on @F. Adidas must have told them that they get one more chance, sink or swim, if you don't make it, buh-bye!

User avatar
T200
Sergeant Commanding
Posts: 5434
Joined: Mon Sep 15, 2008 1:38 am
Location: House of Fire

Re: The couch thread

Post by T200 »

Handled well @Fit + Reebok could be fucking gigantic.

The thesis of @Fit's existence is that it makes faggots feel good about themselves.

And we all know there is A LOT of faggots in this world.
Image

User avatar
Hymen Asshole
Staff Sergeant
Posts: 371
Joined: Thu Feb 18, 2010 2:21 am
Location: down the trailer park

Re: The couch thread

Post by Hymen Asshole »

Dan Martin wrote:Will Reebok address over-training and its resultant illness and injury?
That was funny, your a silly man

User avatar
Shafpocalypse Now
Lifetime IGer
Posts: 21258
Joined: Fri Feb 04, 2005 11:26 pm

Re: The couch thread

Post by Shafpocalypse Now »

The problem with the big commercial gyms? They don't get results. Not even if you pay the douchbag trainers for their best babysitting skills do you get great results.

Crossfit provides the sense of community support that does. Other small fitness studios that build that sense of community do as well, so, yeah, people who want results are seeing people doing Crossfit and going to small studios get results, and are not seeing the Planet Fitness crowd, etc, getting results.

The fact is that Crossfit, the random dumbass WOD, is better than shit most personal trainer dipshits think up.

User avatar
DrDonkeyLove
Sergeant Commanding
Posts: 8034
Joined: Thu Jan 20, 2005 4:04 am
Location: Deep in a well

Re: The couch thread

Post by DrDonkeyLove »

What a duck says wrote:
Cave Canem wrote:RBK must be all in on this.
Just take one look at http://www.Reebok.com now. They are absolutely betting all of their chips on @F. Adidas must have told them that they get one more chance, sink or swim, if you don't make it, buh-bye!
Does Couch get a taste of all the apparel sales, a licensing fee, or what? Since money flows to him like water down a river, he must be getting exceptionally well rewarded.
Mao wrote:Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun. Our principle is that the Party commands the gun, and the gun must never be allowed to command the Party

Gin Master
Sgt. Major
Posts: 3024
Joined: Fri Aug 29, 2008 2:41 am

Re: The couch thread

Post by Gin Master »

Cave Canem wrote:
We, the CrossFit affiliates and CrossFitters are affecting the fitness economy.I spent many years in large corporation big boxes as a personal trainer, Fitness Director and Club Manager. (Bally's, 24 Hour Fitness, etc) Until recently, and recently being the past 3 years, the big boxes always increased their rates in January. They never offer specials or discounted rates in January. There wasn't any reason. It's New Years and the consumers and their resolutions are going to be coming in the door in droves! We hired a few extra sales councilors and we sold memberships and training like crazy. Management raised my PT budget every January. It's January, people are going to walk in the door and they will pay high retail plus enrollment fee, plus processing fee. Now it is 2012, there are 2 Crossfit affilites in the community taking memebrs from the 2 local big boxes and the big boxes have discounted their monthly dues down to $19.95! They have placed sandwich boards on the curb advertising "NO ENROLLMENT FEE". ALL of the big boxes in the 2 counties we operate in are discounting rates in January. That was totally unheard of 3-4 years ago. What happened? CrossFit and its effect on the market place. The big boxes are watching their membership base erode, losing members to CrossFit, kettlebell studios, etc.
The arrogance of this statement is astounding. Could @fit get a few of the cost conscious members away from a Bally's, et al ? Probably, but how long would would they last. I think the author has forgotten the explosion in Planet Fatness, Retro Fitness, and other new large franchises that are truly driving the prices down.
A local chain/franchise is not going to drop their prices from $29.95 per month to $19.95 to compete with $150-$200/month @fit.
In a 1.5 mile stretch of highway here, there is an independent high end commercial gym (that is still $100 cheaper per month than any local @fit), a Synergy, a new Retro Fitness, Bally's, a new Planet Fatness and a @fit. The @fit is doing ok serving the niche market but the parking lots are full at Retro and PF to the detriment of the other gyms.
Naturally, the definition of "substitute good" is very different in Couchanomics.

User avatar
Drywall
PFC
Posts: 35
Joined: Fri Jan 14, 2011 3:23 pm
Location: Chicago
Contact:

Re: The couch thread

Post by Drywall »

What a duck says wrote:
Cave Canem wrote:RBK must be all in on this.
Just take one look at http://www.Reebok.com now. They are absolutely betting all of their chips on @F. Adidas must have told them that they get one more chance, sink or swim, if you don't make it, buh-bye!
Quack, you inspired me today:

Image

User avatar
baffled
Sergeant Commanding
Posts: 8745
Joined: Fri Dec 04, 2009 5:56 pm

Re: The couch thread

Post by baffled »

Hymen Asshole wrote:Camille, sweet very sweet

Image
I haven't paid attention to this thread for a long while.

Who is this?
"Gentle in what you do, Firm in how you do it"
- Buck Brannaman

User avatar
WildGorillaMan
Sergeant Commanding
Posts: 9951
Joined: Wed Jan 07, 2009 9:01 pm

Re: The couch thread

Post by WildGorillaMan »

Interestingly, @BOKFit ONE is a purely USA phenomenon. Sport Chek, Canada's largest sporting goods retailer has never heard of it.

Good news for all my friends who own Canadian @fit Affiliates, I suppose.
Image
You'll Hurt Your Back

basically I'm Raoul Duke trying to fit into a Philip K. Dick movie remake.

User avatar
Hymen Asshole
Staff Sergeant
Posts: 371
Joined: Thu Feb 18, 2010 2:21 am
Location: down the trailer park

Re: The couch thread

Post by Hymen Asshole »

baffled wrote:
Hymen Asshole wrote:Camille, sweet very sweet

Image
I haven't paid attention to this thread for a long while.

Who is this?
Camille Leblanc-Bazinet, you can start stalking her now

User avatar
Hymen Asshole
Staff Sergeant
Posts: 371
Joined: Thu Feb 18, 2010 2:21 am
Location: down the trailer park

Re: The couch thread

Post by Hymen Asshole »

WildGorillaMan wrote:Interestingly, @BOKFit ONE is a purely USA phenomenon. Sport Chek, Canada's largest sporting goods retailer has never heard of it.

Good news for all my friends who own Canadian @fit Affiliates, I suppose.
They'll drag that third world country you live in to the dance soon enough

User avatar
CFB
Sarge
Posts: 180
Joined: Wed Feb 03, 2010 8:12 pm

Re: The couch thread

Post by CFB »

WildGorillaMan wrote:Good news for all my friends who own Canadian @fit Affiliates, I suppose.
WRONG.

[email protected]YUL

Drove by this joint while visiting relatives over x-mas. I guess since all the area-code named boxes are already taken it's time to start using airport codes. LULZ.

Mountebank
Sgt. Major
Posts: 3439
Joined: Mon Mar 23, 2009 6:59 pm
Location: Somewhere else

Re: The couch thread

Post by Mountebank »

I'm not going to post the link to the Gaymes site where this video resides, but this would seem to be how @FHQ will manage to make their share while @Bok makes their money on the clothes:
Outlaw CrossFit's Rudy Nielsen wants 90 percent of his membership to participate in the Open.

User avatar
baffled
Sergeant Commanding
Posts: 8745
Joined: Fri Dec 04, 2009 5:56 pm

Re: The couch thread

Post by baffled »

Hymen Asshole wrote:
baffled wrote:
Hymen Asshole wrote:Camille, sweet very sweet

Image
I haven't paid attention to this thread for a long while.

Who is this?
Camille Leblanc-Bazinet, you can start stalking her now
Wow. She's somethin' else.
"Gentle in what you do, Firm in how you do it"
- Buck Brannaman

Post Reply